The photo must be:
- Sized 2″ x 2″ (or 5 cm x 5 cm)
- Color photo, taken within the last 6 months
- Plain white background
- No eyeglasses
- No headphones or wireless hands-free devices
- No uniforms
Pictures may be taken at the Embassy/Consulate photo booth for 1,000 yen. (The Consulates in Nagoya and Sapporo do not have photo booths.)
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For more information regarding passport photos, please visit the Department of State website.
Tips on taking newborn’s passport photos:
- You can drape a white sheet over one (sitting) parent, who also holds the baby’s head and neck upright from under the sheet. Or, you can place the child on a white blanket on the floor and take the photo while standing over him/her.